21 June 2021


Iran's sole nuclear power plant undergoes emergency shutdown (31)
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's sole nuclear power plant has undergone an unexplained temporary emergency shutdown, state TV reported on Sunday. An official from state electric company Tavanir, Gholamali Rakhshanimehr, said on a talk show that the Bushehr plant shutdown began on Saturday and would last for three to four days." Without elaborating, he said that power outages could result.
US prepares new sanctions against Russia over Navalny (14)
Xinhua, June 21, 2021 Flash The United States is preparing additional sanctions against Russia over the alleged poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said on Sunday. "We are preparing another package of sanctions to apply in this case as well," Sullivan said in an interview with CNN when asked if the administration will further pressure Moscow over Navalny.
Post-war Armenia votes in snap parliamentary polls (43)
June 21 2021 02:00 AM People cast their ballots at a polling station during early parliamentary elections in Yerevan yesterday. (AFP) Armenians voted yesterday in snap parliamentary elections called by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in an attempt to heal divisions after a disastrous war with Azerbaijan and reaffirm his mandate. But the reformist leader, who spearheaded peaceful protests in 2018, has
EU Targets Key Belarus Sectors After Plane Diversion (12)
Faizan Hashmi Mon 21st June 2021 | 01:30 PM Luxembourg, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 21st Jun, 2021 ) :EU foreign ministers eyed sanctions on key sectors of the Belarus economy Monday, as the bloc ratchets up pressure on President Alexander Lukashenko after the forced landing of an airliner. Ministers meeting in Luxembourg were discussing broad-ranging measures targeting major revenue sources for the Belarusian regime: potash
Spacewalking astronauts tackle solar panel work (6)
By Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer Spacewalking astronauts tackle solar panel work CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - Astronauts ventured out on their second spacewalk in less than a week Sunday to install powerful new solar panels outside the International Space Station. France's Thomas Pesquet and NASA's Shane Kimbrough picked up where they left off Wednesday, when spacesuit and other problems prevented them from
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